Workshops

Feb 26 2019

Atari Punk Console

Want to make your own DIY sound synthesizer? Join us to learn about the 555 chip, practice your soldering and circuit building skills, and make some old school sounds with the Atari Punk Console!

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Mar 12 2019 to Mar 19 2019

Intro to 3D Printing for Artists

Do you want to get started with 3D printing? Learn how to make and prepare simple 3D models, perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting, and consider how to approach your own project ideas.

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Mar 23 2019 to Mar 30 2019

Bio-Sonifications: Non-Human Collaborations

Collaborate sonically with the non-human organisms around you and learn how to build a Nanotopian MIDI Bio-sonification Module. Listen to the sounds of the organisms around you (such as your plants!), how it responds to your presence, and see how it really feels!

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Apr 6 2019 to Apr 13 2019

Lightning in a Bottle: Mixed Reality Animation

In this advanced workshop with Nick Fox-Gieg, learn how to use 6DoF ("six degrees of freedom") controllers – wands you can move in 3D space – to integrate volumetric drawing and modeling experiments into game engines and 3D animation packages.

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Apr 9 2019 to Apr 16 2019

Scavenge, Fold, Manipulate: Sampling the Ghost in the Machine

Tasman Richardson will teach the methods for seeking, capturing and sorting glitches from CRT rescanning, Atari voltage manipulation, and cross wiring video to audio channels for applications in installation art, live visualizations, audio/video compositions, and more.

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Apr 20 2019

Javascript DigiPet

Join us for an introduction to javascript datatypes and methods. In this workshop participants will learn how to use javascript intervals to create a digital pet that eats and digest food, gives compliments, tells jokes, and occasionally catches food poisoning. How long can your keep yours alive?

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Apr 23 2019 to Apr 30 2019

Building Soft Circuits & Sensors

Join us to learn the basics of sewing with conductive thread, how to build a circuit, and the tools and techniques you can use to start building interactive projects with soft sensors! 

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Jul 15, 2017

Making Virtual Instruments with foci + loci

Join foci + loci for this year's Vector Festival workshop, where participants will be guided through their creative process using the game software LittleBigPlanet for the Sony Playstation 3. Working collaboratively, workshop participants will learn how to use the various tools and assets within the game to create their own audio visual instruments and prepare them for live performance. 

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Jul 4, 2017

Pocket Sized Radio Transmitter for Installation and Performance

Get started with radio art by learning how to make a battery powered radio transmitter for use in sound installations and performances. Simplify installations with wireless connectivity, or experiment with the sounds of radio interference. 

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Jun 20, 2017

Intro to 3D Printing for Artists

Learn how to use 3D printers safely and creatively in this introductory workshop. Amir Far will introduce some of the powerful capabilities of 3D printing for art making contexts, and give guidance on proper usage and maintenance of 3D printers. Students will learn prepare 3D models to be printed using Cura, and then learn how to set up, use, and clean the 3D printer.

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Jun 17, 2017

Sensing Installations: Interfacing Processing with Arduino

Learn how to create coded animations and video effects that respond to their environments using two ubiquitous and open source coding tools: Processing and Arduino. Tess Sutherland will demonstrate the powerful capabilities of interfacing Arduino and Processing in a variety of examples of interactive art. By the end of the session students will use inputs and outputs to create tangible interactivity in their projects, and leave this workshop with the ability to create a tangible output from their code as well as use real-world inputs to drive their work.

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Jun 10, 2017

Sonic Geography

Join sound artist and sonic adventurer Dan Tapper for an exploration into sound and place. The workshop will focus on delving into the often-overlooked sounds of the world around us through sound walking and field recording exercises.  These exercises and recordings will inform the development of unique and bespoke digital systems and performance instruments allowing participants to perform and manipulate real world sounds through psycho geography, maps and interactive interfaces.

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May 30 - Jun 6, 2017

Intro to Processing for Artists (Series)

Learn the basics of Processing, an indispensable programming tool for artists. Join Tess Sutherland as she teaches the ABC’s of algorithmic drawing and interactive animations. Session 1 will teach the basics of drawing with code. Session 2 will show how to animate code through parameterization, and how to interface the mouse and keyboard with your creations. In both sessions, Tess will show examples of a wide range of artworks made with Processing and identify further resources for students.

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May 16 - 23, 2017

Intro to Electronics for Artists (Series)

Learning the basics of electronics is vital for anyone looking to create interactive or new media work. This workshop, geared to artists, is for those new in electronics, or for those who need a refresher. You will learn the basics of electricity starting with Ohm’s Law and work your way up to building simple digital circuits with CMOS chips, transistors and LEDs. You will learn how to interface these circuits with motors, sensors and other devices.  

Dates: Tuesday May 16 and 23

Time: 7-10pm

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May 13, 2017

Solution Culture: Hydroponics for Creative Practice

Emerging artist and environmental steward Paul Chartrand will lead participants through an introductory course to hydroponics and creating customized soil-less gardening systems for artistic and expressive applications. Using recycled materials, each participant will be guided through the construction of a simple mechanism that can both aerate and pump water to plants. Participants will also be introduced to essential supplies and local suppliers for building on knowledge acquired in the workshop and completing a hydroponic system on a larger scale.

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Apr 29 - May 6, 2017

Exploring Fiber as Installation: Techniques and Materials

This two part workshop intensive will provide a survey of textile and fiber materials and techniques, including water soluble fabrics, combining specific techniques with experimental approaches to making. 

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